SOS – Steve On Sunday

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SOS Steve on Sunday 28 February 2021 Greetings my fellow happy taxpayers, Today, and the previous two days in South African history are quite some days. On 27 February 1881 the Boer forces defeated the British at the battle of Majuba, and on the same day in 1900, Boer General Piet Cronje surrendered his army […]

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SOS – Steve On Sunday

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SOS Steve on Sunday 21 February 2021 Greetings my fellow strugglers, Well, that’s St Valentine’s Day once again done and dusted, the umpteenth time in five decades that I have ignored the day, and for a very good reason too. In my idle but idyllic youth in Umtali Rhodesia (now Mutare Zimbabwe) it was a […]

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London, and the World

London and the World

In the same week that Rand Merchant Bank’s CEO James Formby warned that the country’s recovery will be beset by another wave of skills immigration, South Africa’s erratic Minister of Finance decided to belch into Twitter. “Increasingly,” the strange fellow started, “it seems to me, but maybe obvious, that our non-racial dream is not embraced […]

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SOS – Steve On Sunday

Steve On Sunday

SOS Steve on Sunday 14 February 2021 Greetings my fellow Valentinos and Valentinas, There is no doubt that you romantic types today are going to have an absolute ball, perhaps hit the beach while it’s still open and have a toast with some champagne hidden inside the cream soda can. A game of golf with […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For

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by Hannes Wessels Just recently I have received a flurry of emails and messages signaling alarm at the contents of the Expropriation Bill which is soon to go before the South African Parliament where it seems certain to become law. I have no doubt that the DA will launch a spirited attack on the provisions, […]

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SOS – Steve On Sunday

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SOS Steve on Sunday 7 February 2021 Greetings my fellow surfers of the sea and web, One does sincerely hope that you have taken full advantage of the recent openings of surf and turf, the turf in this case being the liquid service at bars, restaurants, taverns, shebeens and golf clubhouse 19th holes. I’m sure […]

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Abandon All Hope

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by Hannes Wessels As South Africa gathers steam and speed on the road to ruin a sense of hopelessness is taking grip. Where is the opposition the country so desperately needs? I feel terribly sorry for John Steenhuisen who speaks little but sense and is trying so hard to rally his troops, but I fear […]

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